April 2017 Prayer Letter

March has been an exciting and busy month. We had three baptized and joined the church this month. The lady who we mentioned in our February prayer letter made the decision to turn from Buddha and follow Jesus—she was one of those we baptized. Praise Jesus!

Seminary Update: Classes are going great, and the teachers and students are all enjoying their time together studying God’s word. We started with two students, and through a series of events, one of the wive’s of the men asked if she could join the classes so that she could also grow in the Word. So now we have three full-time students. Please continue to pray for the other teachers and me as we prepare and teach these classes. Also, please pray for the students as they prepare and train for ministry.

GraceResources.info: A side project that we have been working on is a website that host all of the material we are producing and other resources that would be helpful to the Chinese church. We completed a majority of the work on the website and launched it near the beginning of this month. All of the material is in Mandarin with simplified characters. The site offers the following:

  • Sermon Outlines: Over 200 of my sermon outlines—this will continue to grow as we continually update it with new sermons. These can also be download in PDF form to be used in the local church or a small group setting.
  • The Chinese Bible: Anyone can easily access the Bible in Chinese and read it online, download it in PDF form or listened to in MP3 format. Also, we have a request form that a person can fill out if they need a physical Bible sent to them in the mail.
  • Worship Songs: We provided all the lyrics and custom music sheets for the worship songs that we sing in our local church.
  • Other things include Bible verse art, theology pictures that help explain simple and complex truths, testimonies from our church people, other articles, and some of their daily devotions. There are also links to Christian and gospel movies or videos and other websites that provided helpful information in Chinese.

Survey Trip: We had two of our Project China teammates take a survey trip to China this past month. They visited us, and I was privileged to travel with them for a few days as they consider what city they will be moving to within the next year, Lord willing. Please pray as they are coming to the end of their deputation and making plans to go to the field soon.

Thank you! We know that we couldn’t do anything without the help of God’s people. Thank you for giving, praying and being a part of our team, Project China.

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